Sundays are always very popular for Jewish weddings and Simcha dancing in particular. Live bands geared to providing top class music and songs for Jewish weddings usually find this their busiest day of the week.
Jewish wedding music at a Sunday Simcha will usually feature a more solid, predictable and reliable band. Some bands have more class than others, combining both romantic sounds with livelier dance material. A band that presents a good blend of both is ideal. The right singers also add a lot to a band and in Simcha music their style, accent and appearance are so important and guests will notice and appreciate this.
Chemistry between the musicians
There must be a lot a positive chemistry between the musicians and the band leader to have a tight united sound. Just like a good sports team really. Establish with the band leader what you want in Jewish wedding music. Things can and do get lost in translation so be specific about the details. Check if you need overtime because you may be able to get a discount for booking extra time in advance. Don’t be afraid to be a little adventurous – look into new ideas and things that would appeal to your guests musically. As the saying goes – nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Mix of Jewish wedding music
Knowledgeable and talented musicians can play a mix of Jewish wedding music, from Klezmer to Tel Aviv techno or Israeli folk. In your search for the perfect Jewish wedding band your focus perhaps should be less on the quality of the musicians in the group and more on how to get the best return for your outlay. There is room for negotiation with several factors that impact on the high fee, such as: the number of musicians needed, types of instruments – string, vocal, base, etc – the hours required performing and whether the band you select for Jewish wedding music is willing to reduce their price to fit your budget. Jewish families often being extensive affairs, you may even have a professional musician as a cousin or uncle, say, who are in such a band and can favour a discount.
Providing high-energy Simcha sets for Jewish wedding music is high on the agenda for London’s SensationBand. The truly versatile musicians and singers in SensationBand are ever popular with the Barmitzvah and Batmitzvahs crowd in the capital, playing all the favourites among the modern Jewish community. The young, fresh look and feel of the band has a huge appeal and SensationBand offers joyful Simcha music to really hype up traditional Israeli dancing, so much an important part of Jewish wedding ceremony. In searching for the right band for your Jewish wedding in the capital, go online and Google ‘Jewish wedding music London’ and you’ll find SensationBand high in the listings produced.
Religion and traditional music for the wedding ceremony
Of course music has always been a strong and lasting part of the Jewish religion, that it is imperative to integrate traditional Jewish wedding music into the Yiddish wedding ceremony. Jewish brides typically choose ceremonial music like Erev Shel Shoshanim or Dodi Li. Another option is a modern Hebrew song called Lechi Lach, usually known simply as The Wedding Song.
Jewish wedding music includes traditional songs played while guests dance the Hora, which is a basic grapevine step. This is the most joyous and exciting part of the Jewish wedding ceremonies because all the guests form a circle and celebrate the occasion with dancing and singing.
But heed this advice. Make sure you buy comfortable shoes for your traditional Jewish wedding because you’ll be on the dance floor much of the time!